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Historical Items

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Item 83294

Steamboat 'Merryconeag'

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 104946

Rural Free Delivery (RFD) mailman, Westport Island, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1908 Location: Westport Island; Westport Island Media: Photographic print

Item 101001

Hauling the boat "Verlie" to shore, Westport Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1900 Location: Westport Island; Wiscasset Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Island Postmistresses

… department established a mail route and paid the mail carrier In 1894 this old mail route was discontinued and a steamboat company contracted to…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

… a steamboat company contracted to bring a daily mail run from Rockland, and in 1898 when Dr. Small published his history, the island received…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

Travel of any distance was usually via boat or horseback. The arrival of the train, and later the trolley, allowed residents greater flexibility of…